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DIRECTOR'S PAGE TEASE FOUR------
HEADLINES------ A) JEWISH CENTER SHOOTING-2 SHOT VO
A) SANIBEL SUSPECT-VO TOPS B) RANSOM WARE-SOT VO
B) POSTAL PROBLEMS-TRX VO TOPS BREAK FOUR
C) ACEVEDO PLEA-TRX VO TOPS SHOW OPEN-CLIP
SHOW OPEN-CLIP JEWISH CENTER SHOOTINGS-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO
TOSS TO LINDSEY-2SH-SS-ANIBOX JEWISH CENTER SHOOTINGS-PKG
SANIBEL SUSPECT-REM LIVE OH SAME SEX MARRIAGE-ONCAM
SANIBEL SUSPECT-PKG BNR SEBELIUS OBAMACARE-OC SOT OC
SANIBEL SUSPECT-REM LIVE SEBELIUS OBAMACARE-SOT OC
TOSS TO BRYAN-OC SS PLANE SEARCH-VO WIPE
PIER TOUCHING-REM LIVE PLANE SEARCH-SOT VO
PIER TOUCHING-VO RANSOM WARE-ONCAM
PIER TOUCHING-SOT RANSOM WARE-PKG
PIER TOUCHING-REM LIVE RANSOM WARE-ONCAM
TOSS TO NICK-OC SS PLANE REVIEWS-VO
POSTAL PROBLEMS-REM LIVE ALLEGIANT CHARGES-VO
POSTAL PROBLEMS-VO BNR MARIJUANA TAXES-VO
POSTAL PROBLEMS-SOT VO POT VENDING MACHINES-SS
POSTAL PROBLEMS-REM LIVE HEALTH OPEN-CLIP
ACEVEDO PLEA-SS VO METALS IN FOOD-SS
CAPE APARTMENT FIRE-VO HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM
PINE MANOR FIRE-VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
CAR INTO HOME-VO TOPS WHEEL FLUB-OC NATS VO WIPE
TEASE ONE--------- WHEEL FLUB-SOT VO
A) UT DEAD BABIES-2 SHOT VO TEASE FIVE-------
C) WEATHER TEASE-STC A) SOUTHWEST PASSENGER-2 SHOT SOT VO
BREAK ONE B) VACATION SCAMS-VO TOPS
BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
UT DEAD BABIES-VO WIPE BREAK FIVE
UT DEAD BABIES-SOT VO TX TORNADO-VO TOPS
MARCO AIRPORT-VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
TEASE TWO----- FORECAST-WXWALL
A) BEAR ATTACK-TRX VO TOPS TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC
BREAK TWO TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP VACATION SCAMS-ONCAM
FORECAST-WXWALL VACATION SCAMS-PKG
TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC VACATION SCAMS-ONCAM
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP 49ERS ARREST-VO
BOOTH ALERT MEAT PRICES-VO
BEAR ATTACK NEWSER-OC SOT OC PAY DRIVE-VO WIPE
BEAR ATTACK-PKG PAY DRIVE-SOT VO
BEAR ATTACK-ONCAM ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
4YR OLD SHOT-TRX VO A) SANIBEL SUSPECT-NWSRM, VO
MANATEE DEPUTY SHOT-TRX OC B) SOLDIER SURPRISE-NATSVO
CORCHADO BOND-VO BREAK SIX
DIST 19 VOTING-SS BNR SOUTHWEST PASSENGER-TC VIDBOX
TEASE THREE----- SOUTHWEST PASSENGER-PKG
A) MARATHON ANNY-TRX VO TOPS ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
BREAK THREE 5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT
MARATHON ANNY-ONCAM END TIME-CREDITS
MARATHON ANNY-PKG  


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HEADLINES------


AN ISLAND ON EDGE.

POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A SERIEL SEX OFFENDER.

A MAN PERFORMING LEWD ACTS. SOME OF THE VICTIMS AS YOUNG AS 15.

FIRST AT FOUR WE PRESS THE POLICE TO FIND OUT WHAT'S BEING DONE TO CATCH HIM.

A CAPE CORAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IS LOSING DOOR TO DO MAIL DELIVERY. THE POSTAL SERVICE SAYS GETTING LETTERS TO HOMES IN THIS SLEEPY LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD IS JUST *TOO DANGEROUS.

AND HE TRIED TO KILL HIS WIFE BY DRIVING A VAN INTO HER BEDROOM.

TONIGHT THIS LEE COUNTY MAN LEARNS HIS FATE. Return to index of stories...


A) SANIBEL SUSPECT-VO TOPS


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B) POSTAL PROBLEMS-TRX VO TOPS


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C) ACEVEDO PLEA-TRX VO TOPS


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO LINDSEY-2SH-SS-ANIBOX


NEW DETAILS IN THE SEARCH FOR A MAN ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO HOMES ON SANIBEL ISLAND AND PERFORMING SEX ACTS IN FRONT OF FEMALES INCLUDING TEENAGED GIRLS.

WE BROKE THE STORY SATURDAY -- AND TODAY WE'VE LEARNED POLICE ARE RECEIVING TIPS.

HERE'S A SKETCH OF THE GUY -- 25- 45 YEARS OLD, AROUND SIX FEET TALL WITH A THIN, ATHLETIC BUILD.

HE HAS SHORT BLONDE HAIR AND BLOND EYEBROWS AND A DEEP VOICE.

WE SENT NBC2'S LINDSEY FRY TO SANIBEL - SHE SPOKE WITH THE POLICE CHIEF, LINDSEY - WHAT'S HE SAYING? Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL SUSPECT-REM LIVE


POLICE CHIEF BILL TOMLINSON TELLS ME THE CALLS COMING INTO THE DEPARTMENT ARE COUNTLESS -- BUT SO FAR, THEY HAVEN'T TRACKED DOWN THEIR SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL SUSPECT-PKG BNR


THE CHIEF SAYS HE IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS CASE --

ALL THREE INCIDENTS HAPPENED AT NIGHT BETWEEN THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

THE FIRST HAPPENED AT THE 600 BLOCK OF NERITA STREET AROUND

11PM. A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL SAYS SHE SAW A MAN STANDING OUTSIDE HER

LANAI---HE TOLD HER " I JUST CAN'T HELP MYSELF. " THE SECOND INCIDENT

HAPPENED AT SEAGULL ESTATES NEAR DANIEL DRIBE AROUND 3AM. A 55 YEAR

OLD WOMAN TOLD POLICE SHE SAW A MAN OUTSIDE ON HER LANAI TOUCHING

HIMSELF. THE THIRD INCIDENT HAPPENED AT CAMINO DEL MAR AROUND 420 AM.

A 15 YEAR OLD GIRL WOKE UP AND FOUND A MAN STANDING IN HER

ROOM, TOUCHING HER BOTTOM, MASTURBATING. SHE SAYS THE MAN LEFT THROUGH

AN OPEN WINDOW.

"it definitely concerns us. whenever we have more of a confrontation

or leading into it, something that could perhaps escalate. we

definitely are concerned about these incidents. again, we are looking

for any tips that could help us get to the bottom of it." Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL SUSPECT-REM LIVE


TODAY POLICE SAY THEY ARE STILL INVESTIGATING. THEY TELL ME, THEY'RE

CONCERNED BECAUSE THESE TYPES OF THINGS DON'T HAPPEN IN SANIBEL. CHIEF

TOMLINS SAYS, IT'S UNCLEAR IF THIS PERSON IS A SANIBEL RESIDENT OR IF

HE IS HERE VISITING. HE ASKS IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION TO CALL

POLICE. COMING UP AT FIVE YOU'LL HEAR FROM AN EXPERT ON SOCIAL BEHAVIORS. WE SAT DOWN WITH HER TODAY TO FIND OUT HOW DANGEROUS THESE TYPES OF BEHAVIORS ARE. FOR NOW LIVE IN SANIBEL LINDSEY FRY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-OC SS


A NAPLES FISHERMAN IS IN HOT WATER, ACCUSED OF BATTERY ON A FEMALE BEACH PATROL OFFICER.

NAPLES POLICE ARRESTED FRANK VITIELLO THIS WEEKEND.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON IS LIVE FROM THE NAPLES PIER WITH WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


PIER TOUCHING-REM LIVE


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PIER TOUCHING-VO


SATURDAY POLICE ARRESTED FRANK VITIELLO FOR BATTERY.

PATROL OFFICER CASEY BOLLANBACK SAYS VITIELLO WAS AMONG A GROUP OF REGULAR ANGLERS SHE WAS TALKING TO ABOUT THE CITY'S NEW PIER ORDINANCES.

DURING THAT CONVERSATION, BOLLANBACK SAYS VITIELLO TOUCHED HER ON THE CHEEK.

AND WHEN SHE TOLD HIM THAT WASN'T O-K, SHE SAYS HE APPEARED UPSET AND WALKED AWAY. Return to index of stories...


PIER TOUCHING-SOT


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PIER TOUCHING-REM LIVE


VITIELLO WAS CHARGED WITH BATTERY.

HE HAS BONDED OUT OF JAIL.

IN THE REPORT, HE TOLD OFFICERS HE TOUCHED HER IN A COMFORTING WAY.

I CALLED VITIELLO THIS AFTERNOON -- HE REFUSED TO COMMENT ON THE PHONE.

BUT I DID LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT HE MEANT BY "COMFORTING" -- I'M WORKING ON THAT PART OF THE STORY FOR NBC2 NEWS AT 5.

WE'RE LIVE AT THE NAPLES PIER, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NICK-OC SS


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

PEOPLE IN ONE CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD WILL SOON HAVE TO DO WITHOUT DOOR-TO-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY.

AND THEY'RE BLAMING POSTAL WORKERS.

THE POST OFFICE CLAIMS THEIR CARRIERS ARE UNABLE TO SAFELY ACCESS SOME OF THE BOXES IN THE DEL PRADO PARK TOWNHOUSES COMMUNITY.

OUR NICK CILETTI IS LIVE FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD RIGHT NOW WITH BOTH SIDES OF THIS SO-CALLED, "DELIVERY DEBATE." Return to index of stories...


POSTAL PROBLEMS-REM LIVE


THIS IS THE LETTER PEOPLE HERE RECEIVED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH.

IT TELLS THEM THAT THEIR DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY IN THEIR MAIL SLOTS WILL STOP NEXT MONDAY.

ALL BECAUSE OF SAFETY HAZARDS BLOCKING ACCESS TO THEIR BOXES.

THE PEOPLE WE SPOKE WITH SAY IT'S ALL PART OF THE POST OFFICE'S PLOY TO GIVE THIS NEIGHBHOORHOOD A CENTRALIZED BOX. Return to index of stories...


POSTAL PROBLEMS-VO BNR


THE LETTER TELLS PEOPLE HERE THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO PICK UP THEIR MAIL AT THE CAPE CORAL CENTRAL POST OFFICE.

WE DID SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT'S ABOUT FOUR MILES AWAY FROM HERE.

THAT WILL BE WHAT RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO DO FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS - UNLESS THE HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION HERE CAN COMPLY WITH WHAT THE POST OFFICE WANTS.

ALL THE USPS TELLS US THEY'RE ASKING FOR IS TO MAKE SURE RESIDENTS CLEAR AWAY ANYTHING THAT COULD BE BLOCKING THEIR BOXES.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PLANTS.HOSES.AND LAWN FURNITURE.

THE POSTAL SERVICE SAYS IT MAKES THEIR EMPLOYEES' JOBS DANGEROUS BECAUSE THEY COULD GET INJURED.

NEIGHBORS WE SPOKE WITH DON'T SEE WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS.

THEY CLAIM THEY'VE EVEN TRIED TO MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR MAIL CARRIERS BUT PUTTING THEIR BOXES IN EASY TO ACCESS PLACES.

THEY'RE WORRIED BECAUSE A NUMBER OF RESIDENTS HERE HAVE HEALTH ISSUES AND CAN'T GET AROUND TOO EASILY. Return to index of stories...


POSTAL PROBLEMS-SOT VO


We have people here that are kind of feeble that can't really get around

5:11 -

I feel like I'm in the first grade. You know, one person does something wrong and you're going to keep everyone after school? That's not right 5:18

WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR OFFICIAL COMMENT FROM THE POST OFFICE.

IN THE MEANTIME.

THE POST OFFICE SAYS ANYONE WITH HEALTH ISSUES CAN REQUEST DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY WITH A DOCTOR'S NOTE. Return to index of stories...


POSTAL PROBLEMS-REM LIVE


AHEAD AT SIX.

YOU'LL SEE ONE MAIL CARRIER IN ACTION AND YOU CAN JUDGE FOR YOURSELVES WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN HERE.

LIVE IN CAPE CORAL.NICK CILETTI.NBC2. Return to index of stories...


ACEVEDO PLEA-SS VO


THE LEE COUNTY MAN WHO RAMMED HIS MINIVAN INTO HIS WIVES BEDROOM, ATTEMPTING TO KILL HER WILL SPEND 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

JOSE ACEVEDO THEN BEAT HIS WIFE WITH A BASEBALL BAT

LAST YEAR ACEVEDO DROVE THE FAMILY VAN INTO THEIR HOME OFF SOUTHWEST16TH TERRACE IN CAPE CORAL.

HIS SEVEN YEAR OLD SON WITNESSED THE ATTACK.

WIFE SURVIVED BUT WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE BEATING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE APARTMENT FIRE-VO


NEW INFORMATION IN A DEVASTATING APARTMENT FIRE - THAT'S LEFT some FOLKS WITH NO HOME.

THIS AFTERNOON - INVESTIGATORS SAY A CIGARETTE IS WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE AT THE CAPE CORAL COMPLEX.

NBC2 FIRST BROKE THIS MORNING.

THE FIRE STARTED IN A STAIRWELL AROUND ONE AT THE CROSSINGS APARTMENTS ON HANCOCK CREEK BRIDGE SOUTH.

SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO EVACUATE - BUT TODAY - EVERYONE IS OK. Return to index of stories...


PINE MANOR FIRE-VO


WE KNOW TONIGHT THE FIRE THAT BROKE OUT IN A PINE MANOR HOME, WAS STARTED BY A HOMELESS PERSON.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US THE TRANSIENT WAS COOKING SOMETHING INSIDE THE VACANT HOME ON PALM DRIVE.

NO WORD ON ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO HOME-VO TOPS


JUST A FEW BLOCKS AWAY A S-U-V DRIVES RIGHT INTO A HOME.

NBC2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THE INCIDENTS ARE CONNECTED IN SOME WAY.

THE VEHICLE WAS FOUND PARKED ACROSS THE STREET IN A DRIVEWAY.

RIGHT NOW DEPUTIES ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL.

NOBODY WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE---------


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

A CONFESSION FROM A SUSPECTED MASS MURDER.

THE VICTIMS - SIX OF HER CHILDREN - ALL OF THEM, BABIES.

AHEAD AT FOUR, NBC2 HAS THE DRAMATIC NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS BIZARRE AND TRAGIC CASE. Return to index of stories...


A) UT DEAD BABIES-2 SHOT VO


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK ONE


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BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS


ON WALL STREET - STOCKS ARE HIGHER IN MIDDAY TRADING AFTER THE GOVERNMENT REPORTED THAT RETAIL SALES NOTCHED THEIR BIGGEST INCREASE SINCE 2012 IN MARCH.

BETTER-THAN-EXPECTED RESULTS FROM CITIGROUP HELPED EASE WORRIES THAT CORPORATE EARNINGS WOULD BE WEAK.

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UT DEAD BABIES-VO WIPE


NEW AT FOUR.

A UTAH WOMAN ADMITS TO STRANGLING AND SUFFOCATING SIX OF HER NEWBORN BABIES AND DUMPING THEM INSIDE A HOME.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND THE REMAINS OF SEVEN BABIES INSIDE A WOMAN'S FORMER HOME.

OVER THE COURSE OF TEN YEARS, POLICE IN UTAH SAY MEGAN HUNTSMAN GAVE BIRTH, ALL BUT ONE OF THE CHILDREN WERE BORN ALIVE.

THE REMAINS WERE FOUND INSIDE A HOME IN PLEASANT GROVE, JUST NORTH OF PROVO.

HUNTSMAN MOVED OUT OF THE HOUSE IN 2011; IT BELONGS TO THE FAMILY OF HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND. Return to index of stories...


UT DEAD BABIES-SOT VO


Some of the family members of the residents were cleaning out the garage, came across a suspicious package. It had kind of a pungent odor."

HUNTSMAN FACES MURDER CHARGES.

SOME OF HER NEIGHBORS SAY THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW SHE WAS PREGNANT. Return to index of stories...


MARCO AIRPORT-VO


AN NBC2 UPDATE NOW -

THE MARCO ISLAND EXECUTIVE AIRPORT IS BACK OPEN AFTER A MAJOR RUNWAY OVERHAUL.

THIS IS A LOOK AT THE BRAND NEW 6 MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER.

TENANTS ARE HAPPY TO FINALLY BE HOME.

THEY HAD TO LEAVE BACK IN JANUARY WHEN THE PROJECT FIRST BEGAN.

CREWS ALSO UPGRADED THE RUNWAY LIGHTING SYSTEM.

AIRPORT AUTHORITY OFFICIALS PAID FOR THIS PROJECT THROUGH GRANT MONEY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-----


A BEAR MAULS A FLORIDA WOMAN - NOW WILDLIFE WORKERS TAKES DRASTIC MEASURE TO KEEP A COMMUNITY SAFE.

THE LATEST ON THE ATTACK, NEXT. Return to index of stories...


A) BEAR ATTACK-TRX VO TOPS


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BREAK TWO


Break Two hits at 04:12:37 Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Increasing rain prospects"

The weekend was quite warm as daytime highs pushed into the middle to upper 80s. A few downpours managed to make their way across the state, however they were few and far between. It still looks like our rain prospects will be going up a bit, especially by mid week with the approach of another weather system.

As the fog continues to lift through the late morning hours, we'll start to see more sunshine by mid day. During the afternoon, a few more clouds will be mixing in with that sunshine keeping our skies partly sunny from time to time. Daytime temperatures will climb a few degrees above average and eventually top out in the middle to upper 80s. It's along the coast where temperatures will be slightly cooler due to the afternoon gulf breeze. Due to the heat and humidity, a few showers will develop along the breeze and push deeper inland through the evening hours.

Tonight our skies should stay fairly quiet, but as our next system approaches cloud cover will be on the increase. It will also be a very mild and muggy night as temperatures settle into the lower 70a area wide.

A south and southwesterly breeze ahead of the cold front will continue to pump in the warmth and humidity. Even though Tuesday calls for more clouds and the chance for a few scattered downpours, daytime highs will climb into the middle 80s. It looks like this front will run out of steam across Southwest Florida, which means we'll continue to be in an unsettled weather pattern through the second half of the week. Temperatures will remain in the 80s, while overnight lows settle into the 60s. As of right now, forecast models are hinting at a drier Easter Sunday. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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BOOTH ALERT


BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR - AND AN UPDATE ON A STORY we’ve BEEN FOLLOWING.

NBC2 HAS LEARNED THE MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING HIS DOG ON FIRE HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

LARRY WALLACE IS CHARGED WITH ARSON AND CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

HIS DOG, NOW NAMED HOPE, WAS SET ON FIRE IN ARCADIA LAST MONTH.

SHE HAD BURNS OVER MOST OF HER BODY.

SHE SURVIVED AND IS RECOVERING AT A SPECIALTY ANIMAL CLINIC IN TAMPA.

WE'VE BEEN KEEPING YOU POSTED ON HER PROGRESS. Return to index of stories...


BEAR ATTACK NEWSER-OC SOT OC


NBC2 UNCOVERING NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN A BEAR ATTACK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

WILDLIFE OFFICERS HAVE KILLED FIVE BEARS SO FAR.

We're here for public safety. These bears are highly habituated. They fear, have no fear of humans, and they're very food conditioned, making this, making them dangerous bears."

A WOMAN WAS MAULED BY A 200-POUND BEAR IN LAKE MARY.

SHE SURVIVED.

AS JOHN DAVIS SHOWS US THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIM IS SPEAKING OUT. Return to index of stories...


BEAR ATTACK-PKG


The bear actually had my wife's head in it's mouth and started to drag her to the woods.

TERRI FRANA'S HUSBAND WAS PREPARED TO GO INTO MORE DETAILS BUT HE WAS STOPPED BY AN FWC SPOKESPERSON. BUT HE SAYS THE BEAR ATTACKED HAPPENED AFTER HIS WIFE SAW FIVE BEARS OUTSIDE THEIR HOME, BUT SHE DIDN'T SEE THEIR TWO YOUNG CHILDREN.

She continued to proceed down the driveway to look for our two little kids and one of the bears stood up, knocked her down and started to maul her. She was able to eventually break away and run back into the house and she collapsed on the floor.

AND AFTER HEARING THEIR MOTHER SCREAMING, HER TWO YOUNG CHILDREN CAME RUNNING FROM WHERE THEY PLAYING A FEW HOUSES DOWN THE STREET.

So we when to the driveway, there was two bears. So me and my sister, she was knocking on the front door and I went to the back porch door and I went in and I saw my mom on the floor.

AS FWC SEARCHES FOR THE BEAR THAT ATTACKED MRS. FRANA. THE VICTIM IS RECOVERING AT HOME FROM BITES TO HER HEAD, ARMS, SHOULDER AND UPPER THIGH.

30 staples in her head. 10 stiches in her head and several lacerations all over her body, claw marks on the back. But she's fine.

We've got claw marks. We've got blood marks. We've got a lot of evidence right there, that we can take that we're going to put together that we should be able to match to this bear. Return to index of stories...


BEAR ATTACK-ONCAM


JOHN DAVIS REPORTING.

THE BEAR WAS DIGGING THROUGH HER TRASH.

WILDLIFE OFFICERS SAID THEY WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE AREA FOR PROBLEMATIC BEARS, SAYING OTHERS IN THE AREA HAVE APPEARED TO BE UNAFRAID OF HUMANS. Return to index of stories...


4YR OLD SHOT-TRX VO


A FOUR YEAR OLD BOY GOT CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A SHOOTOUT IN THE TAMPA AREA.

POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO GUNMEN.

ONE OF THE BULLETS TRAVELED 250 YARDS AND HIT THE 4-YEAR-OLD IN THE ARM AS HE WALKED WITH HIS MOTHER.

THE CHILD IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE DEPUTY SHOT-TRX OC


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW AT FOUR.

A MANATEE COUNTY DEPUTY IS RECOVERING AFTER BEING SHOT BY A BANK ROBBER.

IT HAPPENED TODAY EAST OF BRADENTON.

THE DEPUTY WAS RESPONDING TO A BANK ROBBERY WHEN HE WENT UP TO THE SUSPECT'S CAR.

THE SUSPECT WAS KILLED IN A SHOOTOUT.

WE'RE TOLD THE DEPUTY'S EXPECTED TO RECOVER. Return to index of stories...


CORCHADO BOND-VO


A CENTRAL FLORIDA JUDGE SET BAIL AT 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE MAN ACCUSED OF CAUSING A CRASH THAT KILLED A GIRL INSIDE A DAYCARE CENTER.

PROSECUTORS WANTED ROBERT CORCHADO TO GET A HIGHER BOND.

HE TURNED HIMSELF IN TO AUTHORITIES THURSDAY, A DAY AFTER THEY SAY HIS VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A CONVERTIBLE, SENDING IT SPINNING INTO A BUILDING IN WINTER PARK.

A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL WAS KILLED. Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 VOTING-SS BNR


EARLY VOTING CONTINUES TODAY IN THE SPECIAL ELECTION FOR CONGRESS.

FOUR REPUBLICANS ARE RUNNING IN THE PRIMARY RACE FOR THE 19TH DISTRICT.

THIS PRIMARY IS "CLOSED" MEANING ONLY REGISTERED REPUBLICANS CAN VOTE.

ELEVEN LOCATIONS ARE OPEN IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

EARLY VOTING RUNS THROUGH SATURDAY FROM TEN TO 6.

THE PRIMARY TAKES PLACE APRIL 22ND.

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TEASE THREE-----


REMEMBERING A TRAGEDY AND MOVING FORWARD TO HEAL.

TOMORROW MARKS ONE YEAR SINCE THE DEADLY BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING.

AHEAD AT FOUR - NEW DETAILS ON SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES AND

SECURITY PREPS FOR THIS YEAR'S RACE. Return to index of stories...


A) MARATHON ANNY-TRX VO TOPS


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BREAK THREE


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MARATHON ANNY-ONCAM


PEOPLE ACROSS AMERICA ARE REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS OF THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING.

TOMORROW MARKS THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

NBC 2'S JAY GRAY SHOWS US THE TOUCHING CEREMONIES HELD IN BOSTON TO REFLECT ON THE TRAGEDY. Return to index of stories...


MARATHON ANNY-PKG


nats

AS WORK CONTINUES. PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK'S BOSTON MARATHON.

nats blast

THE ECHOES OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE A YEAR AGO.

nats chaos

CONTINUE TO BOTH SHAKE. AND SHAPE THIS COMMUNITY.

"I can remember just about / everything / the screams / how it changed so quick from one second to the next."

"Changed - forever. three people killed more than 250 injured right here at the marathon's finish line. Now a year later the physical. mental and emotional scars are slow to heal."

BUT THOSE SCARS DON'T DEFINE THE SURVIVORS. OR THEIR COMMUNITY.

nats "Boston Strong Baby"

STRENGTH THAT COMES IN NUMBERS. SUNDAY A CROSS COUNTRY RUN TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE VICTIMS ENDED IN COPLEY SQUARE. THE SAME PLACE THOUSANDS OF SURVIVORS AND FIRST RESPONDERS GATHERED A DAY EARLIER, FOR A SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PHOTO SHOOT TO MARK THE ANNIVERSARY.

STRENGTH THAT COMES IN MEMORIES. THE "DEAR BOSTON" EXHIBIT AT THE BOSTON LIBRARY FEATURES THE RUNNING SHOES. T-SHIRTS.NOTES AND OTHER THINGS LEFT AT A MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL IN COPLEY SQUARE AFTER THE BOMBING.

Boston :xx -:xx

"Last year we were tested, this year we still feel grief. But what we see here is a tribute to how, as a community, we have come through these tragedies.

A RECOVERY THAT WILL CONTINUE, WITH THIS YEAR'S RACE.

"To go back and say "you can't do this to us. There's no way that you can deter us from doing what we want to do."

boston strong sign

THE DEFINITION OF BOSTON STRONG. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR------


DRIVEN BY HATE TO KILL.

THAT'S WHAT INVESTIGATORS SAY A MAN DID AS HE TARGETED PEOPLE PRAYING.

FIRST AT FOUR, NEW INSIGHT INTO THE MAN, WHO'S SUSPECTED OF TARGETING JEWISH PEOPLE IN A DEADLY RAMPAGE.

Plus.

you read the language of those messages they send you, and it says your pictures will be permanently lost."

COMPUTER HACKERS ARE HOLDING PEOPLE'S PHOTOS RANSOM TELLING THEM TO PAY UP OR THEY'LL KEEP THEIR PICTURES FOREVER.

WE HAVE THE NEW URGENT WARNING. Return to index of stories...


A) JEWISH CENTER SHOOTING-2 SHOT VO


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B) RANSOM WARE-SOT VO


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BREAK FOUR


Break Four hits at 04:26:57 Return to index of stories...


SHOW OPEN-CLIP


NEW! Return to index of stories...


JEWISH CENTER SHOOTINGS-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO


THIS AFTERNOON - WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE FORMER KU KLUX KLAN LEADER, ACCUSED OF KILLING THREE PEOPLE IN A SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT JEWISH CENTERS IN KANSAS.

AUTHORITIES *ARE TREATING THIS AS A HATE CRIME.

CHRIS CLACKUM DIGS DEEPER INTO THE SUSPECT'S BACKGROUND. Return to index of stories...


JEWISH CENTER SHOOTINGS-PKG


PANIC SET IN AS SOON AS SOMEONE OPENED FIRE SUNDAY. ON PEOPLE IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER IN KANSAS CITY.

""There is a guy with a rifle here shooting at people."

MANY FLED INSIDE TO SAFETY.

BUT DR. WILLIAM LEWIS CORPORON, A WELL KNOWN LOCAL PHYSICIAN, WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

. AS WAS HIS 14 YEAR OLD GRANDSON.REAT GRIFFIN UNDERWOOD.

MINUTES LATER, A FEW BLOCKS AWAY, MORE GUNFIRE.THIS TIME.OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE SHALOM RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

TERRI LAMANNO, VISITING HER GRANDMOTHER.WAS SHOT DEAD HERE.

"There are no other words to describe it, just panic".

THEN.STILL ARMED BUT SURROUNDED BY POLICE.73 YEAR OLD FRAZIER GLENN CROSS, A FORMER KU KLUX KLAN LEADER, SURRENDERED.

HE REPORTEDLY YELLED 'HEIL HITLER' WHILE BEING ARRESTED. GIVING FEDERAL AUTHORITIES MORE REASON TO MOUNT A HATE CRIME CASE AGAINST HIM.

"U.S. Attorney office will be filing hate crime violations against the defendant."

CROSS IS WELL KNOWN TO HATE AND TERROR-MONITORING GROUPS. AND HAS NEVER BEEN BASHFUL ABOUT ESPOUSING ANTI-SEMETIC OR RACIST VIEWS.

BUT WAS VILIFIED BY DR. CORPORON'S FAMILY MONDAY.

"It takes no character to do what was done. it takes no strength of character, it takes no backbone, it takes no morals, it takes no ethics. all it takes is an idiot with a gun."

BUT, SAYS THE FAMILY. IS ONLY FOCUSED ON THEIR LOSS. NOT ON THE MAN BEHIND THE GUN.

"We do take comfort that they were together and we take comfort that they didn't suffer"

THERE'S NO INDICATION CROSS KNEW ANY OF THE VICTIMS.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


OH SAME SEX MARRIAGE-ONCAM


A FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERED OHIO AUTHORITIES TO RECOGNIZE THE MARRIAGES OF GAY COUPLES PERFORMED IN OTHER STATES.

TODAY'S RULING CRITICIZED WHAT THE JUDGE CALLED "ONGOING ARBITRARY DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION."

THE ORDER DOES *NOT FORCE OHIO TO ALLOW GAY MARRIAGES TO BE PERFORMED IN THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


SEBELIUS OBAMACARE-OC SOT OC


FORMER HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS IS RAISING EYE BROWS TODAY - BY CRITICIZING THE LAUNCH OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WEBSITE.

well, i think there is no question -and -and i've said this-many times-that the launch of the website-was terribly flawed and terribly difficult. the good news was that we said it would be fixed in eight weeks. it was fixed in eight weeks.

could we have used-more time and- and testing? you bet. i've said that from the start. and the great thing is, there's a market behind the site that works even better. people have competitive choices and real information for the first time ever in the insurance market.

SEBELIEUS JUST ANNOUNCED FRIDAY HER RESIGNATION.

IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, BY NBC NEWS, SEBELIUS WAS ASKED IF SHE HAD ANY REGRETS. Return to index of stories...


SEBELIUS OBAMACARE-SOT OC


i don't. i, i have, i mean if i had a magic wand and could go back - to mid- september and ask different questions based on what i know now-i thought i was getting the best information from the best experts, having outside and inside people come, report, look, measure. but clearly that didn't go well.

NOMINATED TO TAKE HER PLACE, SYLVIA MATHEWS BURWELL - SHE IS CURRENTLY BUDGET CHIEF OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. Return to index of stories...


PLANE SEARCH-VO WIPE


NBC2 CLOSELY MONITORING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER.

A U-S NAVY UNDERWATER VEHICLE WILL BE DEPLOYED TO SEARCH THE INDIAN OCEAN FLOOR.

ITS CALLED BLUEFIN-21.

THE SEARCH FOR THE BOEING 777 IS HEADING UNDERWATER BECAUSE OFFICIALS THINK THE BATTERIES IN THE PLANE'S BLACK BOX RECORDERS HAVE PROBABLY DIED.

THE OCEAN FLOOR IS ABOUT 15-THOUSAND FEET BELOW THE SURFACE, WHICH IS THE DEEPEST THE BLUEFIN CAN DIVE. Return to index of stories...


PLANE SEARCH-SOT VO


The deployment of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle has the potential to take us a further step towards visual identification since it offers a possible opportunity to detect debris from the aircraft on the ocean floor."

THE OCEAN FLOOR IS ABOUT 15-THOUSAND FEET BELOW THE SURFACE, WHICH IS THE DEEPEST THE BLUEFIN CAN DIVE. Return to index of stories...


RANSOM WARE-ONCAM


IF CROOKS STOLE YOUR FAMILY'S MOST PRECIOUS PHOTOS, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PAY TO GET THEM BACK?

COMPUTER VIRUSES KNOWN AS 'RANSOM WARE' CAN DO JUST THAT.

SHANNON BEHNKEN SPOKE WITH ONE FAMILY, WHO SAYS THEIR MEMORIES ARE RIGHT NOW, BEING HELD FOR RANSOM. Return to index of stories...


RANSOM WARE-PKG


LIKE MANY MOMS, LORETTA BARBEE DOCUMENTS HER FAMILY'S LIFE IN PICTURES.

"all the family holidays, family vacations, weddings."

SHE'S GRATEFUL FOR THOSE SHE FRAMED. BECAUSE NOW. THAT'S ALL THAT'S LEFT.

"these are all encrypted files."

A VIRUS LOCKED UP HER COMPUTER. AND THEN ENCRYPTED THOUSANDS OF HER PHOTOS FROM THE PAST SEVEN YEARS.

NOW, SOMEONE. SOMEWHERE. IS HOLDING HER PHOTOS FOR RANSOM

AT FIRST, THE HACKERS SENT A MESSAGE.

THE DEMAND: $500.

FOUR DAYS LATER, THE RANSOM SHOT UP TO $1,000.

AND IF SHE DOESN'T PAY, THEY'LL DISAPPEAR FOREVER.

"it makes me sick."

A TECHNOLOGY SAVVY FRIEND WORKED ON THE COMPUTER FOR THREE DAYS.

HE WAS ABLE TO REMOVE THE VIRUS BUT COULDN'T REMOVE THE ENCRYPTION ON THE PHOTOS.

AND WHEN WE ARRIVED. MORE BAD NEWS.

"so the virus is back on."

BARBEE'S HUSBAND, DON, SAYS HE WAS SHOCKED BY HOW RUTHLESS THE HACKERS ARE.

"it just feels so mean, you read the language of those messages they send you, and it says your pictures will be permanently lost."

THE BARBEE'S COMPUTER IS INFECTED BY SOMETHING CALLED CRYPTO-LOCKER.

"typically, it's a 256-bit encryption, so it would take year and year to decrypt it, and you only typically have 30 to 60 days to get your files back, so it's just not possible."

PERRICONE'S COMPANY HAS SOFTWARE FOR BUSINESS CLIENTS THAT CATCHES THE CRYPTO-LOCKER VIRUS BEFORE IT FINISHES IT'S ATTACKS.

BUT ONCE YOU GET THE RANSOM MESSAGE, IT'S TOO LATE.

"Really the only way to prevent it is to not open attachments from people you don't know."

BEYOND THAT, PERRICONE RECOMMENDS BACKING UP ALL DATA ON AN EXTERNAL HARD-DRIVE. AND MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT THAT FROM YOUR COMPUTER. TO KEEP CRYPTO-LOCKER AWAY.

THAT'S SOMETHING BARBEE DISPARATELY WISHES SHE HAD DONE.

SHE STILL ISN'T GIVING UP HOPE, THOUGH, THAT SOMEONE WILL FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET HER PHOTOS BACK. Return to index of stories...


RANSOM WARE-ONCAM


SHANNON BEHNKEN REPORTING.

SO THE BIG QUESTION IS: DO YOU PAY?

THE ANSWER IS UNCLEAR -

PERRICONE TELLS US CRYPTO-LOCKER IS KNOWN TO ACTUALLY DO WHAT IT SAYS - YOU PAY, AND YOU GET YOUR DATA BACK.

HOWEVER, THE FBI DISCOURAGES DOING THAT - BECAUSE PAYING WILL ENCOURAGE THE HACKERS TO KEEP ATTACKING OTHER COMPUTER USERS.

YOU'RE BEST BET - BACK UP AND SAVE YOUR DATA - SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN YOUR COMPUTER. Return to index of stories...


PLANE REVIEWS-VO


NEW AIRLINE RANKINGS ARE OUT.

NBC2 IS LEARNING SPIRIT AIRLINES IS COMING UP LAST.

ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT BY THE U-S PIRG EDUCATION FUND.A CONSUMER ADVOCACY GROUP, SPIRIT RECEIVED THE MOST COMPLAINTS RELATIVE TO ITS SIZE.

OTHER AIRLINES TOPPING THE COMPLAINT LIST.FRONTIER, UNITED AND AMERICAN.

DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS WERE AMONG THE TOP ISSUES FOR TRAVELERS.

AIRLINES THAT RECEIVED THE FEWEST COMPLAINTS FROM CONSUMERS WERE SOUTHWEST, ALASKA AIRLINES, AIR TRAN AND JET BLUE. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT CHARGES-VO


ALLEGIANT AIRLINES ANNOUNCES TODAY - ITS CREATING MORE COMFORTABLE SEAT OPTIONS, IF YOU'RE WILLING TO PAY.

THE AIRLINE IS ROLLING OUT A ROOMIER SEAT WHICH IS BEING DUBBED AS THE "GIANT SEAT".

THEY WILL GIVE PASSENGERS ABOARD THE BOEING 757 MORE LEG ROOM AND MORE ELBOW ROOM.

IT'S EXPECTED TO COST ABOUT 40 TO 50 DOLLARS MORE THAN A TYPICAL ECONOMY CLASS SEAT.

ALLEGIANT FLIES IN AND OUT OF THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA TAXES-VO


IT'S BEEN JUST THREE MONTHS SINCE MARIJUANA WAS LEGALIZED IN COLORADO.

BUT ECONOMISTS DON'T THINK THE STATE WILL RAISE AS MUCH IN TAXES AS WAS HOPED.

ABOUT 3-POINT-4 MILLION WAS RAISED IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY FROM SPECIAL SALES TAXES ON RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA.

ECONOMISTS HAD EXPECTED TO RAISE NEARLY 23 MILLION DOLLARS BEFORE JULY.

EXPERTS SAY FEWER PEOPLE SWITCHED FROM BUYING MEDICAL MARIJUANA TO BUYING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA THAN WAS FIRST EXPECTED. Return to index of stories...


POT VENDING MACHINES-SS


A FIRST OF ITS KIND.

A VENDING MACHINE THAT SELLS MARIJUANA.

A COLORADO COMPANY IS ROLLING OUT ITS ZAZZ MACHINE.

THE COMPANY WAS ABLE TO SET IT OUT INFRONT OF A RESTARAUNT.

THE MACHINE REQUIRES USERS TO SWIPE THEIR DRIVER'S LICENSE TO VERIFY THEIR IDENTITY AND AGE.

THERE ARE ALSO CAMERAS BUILT INTO THE MACHINE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH OPEN-CLIP


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METALS IN FOOD-SS


BRAND NEW ON YOUR HEALTHCAST AT FOUR.

DID YOU KNOW - YOU MAY BE EATING AND DRINK METALS ON A DAILY BASIS.

A NEW REPORT CLAIMS IRON CAN BE FOUND IN SOME SUPPLEMENTS.

SOMETIMES, COPPER SHOWS UP IN YOUR WATER, IF YOU HAVE COPPER PIPES.

AND THERE'S ALUMINUM IN ANTACIDS.

RESEARCHERS SAY ONCE IN THE BODY, THE METALS REACT WITH OXYGEN TO PRODUCE FREE RADICALS THAT DAMAGE BRAIN CELLS.

ALSO HIGH LEVELS OF METALS, CAN SPEED MENTAL DECLINE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM


OVER THE PAST DECADE DOCTORS HAVE SEEN ABOUT A 30 PERCENT INCREASE IN KIDNEY STONES- THEY BELIEVE IT MAY LINK TO WHERE YOU LIVE AND WHAT YOU EAT.

TURNS OUT- FLORIDA IS A TOP PRODUCER.

AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


FORGET ABOUT THE STONE AGE- LIVING IN FLORIDA- MEANS LIVING IN THE STONE BELT.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

:09 Because we're in the south, because of dehydration, because of diet, stones are very common thing we see.

STONES AS IN KIDNEY STONES. THE KIDNEY STONE BELT REFERS TO THE SOUTHERN U.S.- WHERE MUCH OF THE YEAR PEOPLE ARE DEALING WITH SCORCHING TEMPERATURES. As the mercury rises, we sweat more AND the body's fluids become concentrated with minerals, such as calcium. This increases the risk that the minerals will concentrate into stones. SO AS TEMPERATURES RISE, SO DO CASES OF KIDNEY STONES.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

:48: The most common cause factor of stones is dehydration. There are other issues that are more specific to each person and how they process minerals in the blood, but dehydration is the number one factor.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

So when things start to heat up, it's important to drink up. Doctors recommend at least two liters, that's 8 cups of non-caffeinated liquid each day. Water it best. The typical American diet can increase risk too- especially in warm climates.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

:48 A high salt diet as well as a high animal protein diet can also lead to stones propensity to form stones. So we commonly will recommend drink plenty of water, low salt diet, low animal protein to anyone who comes in with first episode of stones.

More than 10 percent of Americans will develop a KIDNEY STONE. Forming a stone just once increases THE risk of another by at least 50 percent. A STONE BECOMES A PROBLEM, WHEN IT MOVES THROUGH THE SYSTEM, AND BLOCKS THE FLOW OF URINE.

DR. BLAKE EVANS/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

4:04 A lot of females that have had kids have said to me that their episode of having a stone try to pass by far the worst pain in their life, including giving birth.

MAKING IT something worth preventing. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


WHEEL FLUB-OC NATS VO WIPE


HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

AN INDIANA COLLEGE STUDENT IS WISHING HE COULD HAVE A DO-OVER.

A FLUB COST HIM THE CHANCE AT A MILLION BUCKS ON WHEEL OF FORTUNE.

TAKE A LOOK.

SOT Wheel of Fortune

Solve. Mythological Hero A-chill-is.

SOT Wheel of Fortune

I'll solve it.

Mythological Hero Achilles.

That's it!

JULIAN BATTS GOT ALL THE LETTERS IN THE PUZZLE BUT THEN SAID IT INCORRECTLY.

HE STILL MANAGE TO WIN THE GAME, BUT MISSED OUT ON THE BIG PAYDAY. Return to index of stories...


WHEEL FLUB-SOT VO


I didn't feel like I made a mistake but I feel like I solved the puzzle

entirely and all I had to do was read it and I just went for it and I did my

best.

THE FRESHMAN STUDENT SAYS IT WAS A DREAM AND IT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPERIENCES HE'S ACCOMPLISHED

SO FAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-------


PANIC ONBOARD A CROWDED PLANE.

we saw the stewardess rush to the back and it was all sorts of commotion

DURING THE FLIGHT, A PASSENGER TRIED TO OPEN A DOOR.

NBC2 PUTS YOU ON BOARD TO SHOW YOU HOW FELLOW PASSENGERS FOUGHT BACK, TO SAVE THE PLANE.

APPARENTLY YOU CAN'T EVEN TAKE A VACATION FROM CRIME.

NEXT AT FOUR THE MAJOR WARNING YOU HAVE TO HEAR BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR NEXT TRIP. Return to index of stories...


A) SOUTHWEST PASSENGER-2 SHOT SOT VO


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B) VACATION SCAMS-VO TOPS


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK FIVE


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TX TORNADO-VO TOPS


DRAMATIC VIDEO NBC2 IS FINDING SHOWING A TORNADO TAKING AIM ON A SMALL TOWN IN TEXAS.

SEVERAL BUILDINGS IN LOVELADY WERE DAMAGED AND ONE WOMAN WAS INJURED WHEN THREE LARGE TREES FELL ONTO HER MOBILE HOME.

SHE SUFFERED CUTS TO HER ARMS AND LEGS.

THE POWERFUL WINDS ALSO BLEW OVER THE HOME NEXT TO IT. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Increasing rain prospects"

The weekend was quite warm as daytime highs pushed into the middle to upper 80s. A few downpours managed to make their way across the state, however they were few and far between. It still looks like our rain prospects will be going up a bit, especially by mid week with the approach of another weather system.

As the fog continues to lift through the late morning hours, we'll start to see more sunshine by mid day. During the afternoon, a few more clouds will be mixing in with that sunshine keeping our skies partly sunny from time to time. Daytime temperatures will climb a few degrees above average and eventually top out in the middle to upper 80s. It's along the coast where temperatures will be slightly cooler due to the afternoon gulf breeze. Due to the heat and humidity, a few showers will develop along the breeze and push deeper inland through the evening hours.

Tonight our skies should stay fairly quiet, but as our next system approaches cloud cover will be on the increase. It will also be a very mild and muggy night as temperatures settle into the lower 70a area wide.

A south and southwesterly breeze ahead of the cold front will continue to pump in the warmth and humidity. Even though Tuesday calls for more clouds and the chance for a few scattered downpours, daytime highs will climb into the middle 80s. It looks like this front will run out of steam across Southwest Florida, which means we'll continue to be in an unsettled weather pattern through the second half of the week. Temperatures will remain in the 80s, while overnight lows settle into the 60s. As of right now, forecast models are hinting at a drier Easter Sunday. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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VACATION SCAMS-ONCAM


A NEW WARNING FOR PEOPLE PLANNING A VACATION IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

SCAMMERS ARE HACKING INTO LOOKING TO VACATION WEBSITES, POSING AS PROPERTY OWNERS.

BOB HANSEN SHOWS US WHAT TO LOOKOUT FOR BEFORE YOU THROW DOWN BIG BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


VACATION SCAMS-PKG


NATS: beach

SUNNY DAYS GETS YOU THINKING ABOUT SUMMER VACATION. BUT WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A VACATION GETAWAY, BE CAREFUL.

KATHIE GREALISH IS PROUD OF THE SUMMERHOUSE SHE RENTS OUT WITH A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE WATER. BUT SHE WAS SHOCKED TO GET A CALL FROM A WOMAN WHO THOUGHT SHE HAD A SIGNED CONTRACT FOR THE HOUSE.

"She said our family is coming and we're looking into renting bicycles. I said, 'I don't, this name does not sound familiar.'"

KATHIE LISTS HER HOUSE ON V-R-B-O, A POPULAR VACATION RENTAL SITE. APPARENTLY A SCAM ARTIST HAD HACKED INTO HER EMAIL AND POSING AS HER, SENT A FORGED CONTRACT. IT LISTED A FOREIGN BANK AND TOLD THE RENTER TO SEND MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

"That's just one of the tricks that criminals use to steal your money and ruin your vacation. Another ploy? They lure you with properties that are in foreclosure or don't even exist."

IT'S A PROBLEM THAT CAN HIT FAR AWAY. AND CLOSE TO HOME.

"during the summer it is one of the most common scams that bbb sees."

THE SAN DIEGO BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SAYS THERE ARE MANY NICE RENTAL BY OWNERS PROPERTIES IN SAN DIEGO AND AROUND THE WORLD.

BUT IF YOU'RE TRICKED INTO PAYING A SCAMMER, UNFORTUNATELY IT WILL BE A VACATION YOU'LL NEVER FORGET.

"consumers can be out quite a bit of money and at the same time have no where to stay on their vacation."

THE FOLKS AT CONSUMER REPORTS FOUND MANY COMPLAINTS OF VACATION FRAUD WITH A SIMPLE ONLINE SEARCH. THE KEY IS TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU MAKE THE DEAL.

"and if you find that perfect rental, make sure you talk to the owner before you send your money. make sure the right person is getting your cash."

"check out the owner and the property before you actually do business with them. and be very wary of anyone who asks you to wire money."

THE SAFEST WAYS TO PAY ARE BY CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL OR BY USING THE PAYMENT TRANSFER OPTION ON THE RENTAL WEBSITE.

CONSUMER REPORTS ALSO RECOMMENDS USING THE WEBSITE FLIPKEY IF YOU WANT TO RENT A HOUSE OR APARTMENT. IT CONDUCTS BACKGROUND CHECKS ON LANDLORDS AND MAKES SURE THE PROPERTIES ARE LEGITIMATE SO YOU CAN AVOID A VACATION DISASTER.

"not all rental by seller are going to be scams but you want to make sure you're doing the proper research." Return to index of stories...


VACATION SCAMS-ONCAM


BOB HANSEN REPORTING.

YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER RENTAL GUARANTEE INSURANCE.

SOME COMPANIES WILL SELL YOU 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF COVERAGE FOR 39 BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


49ERS ARREST-VO


NBC2 UNCOVERING NEW CELL PHONE VIDEO SHOWING THE ARREST OF A SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS' LINEBACKER, ACCUSED OF CLAIMING HE HAD A BOMB IN AN AIRPORT.

ALDON SMITH WAS DETAINED SUNDAY AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SMITH WAS UPSET HE WAS BEING ASKED TO UNDERGO ADDITIONAL T-S-A SCREENING - THAT'S WHEN HE REPORTEDLY JOKED HE HAD A BOMB.

SMITH WAS BOOKED FOR FALSELY REPORTING A BOMB AND WAS LATER RELEASED ON $20,000 BAIL.

THIS IS *NOT SMITH'S FIRST RUN-IN WITH THE LAW.

IN A SEPARATE CASE, THE 24 YEAR-OLD IS CURRENTLY FACING THREE FELONY COUNTS OF ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF ASSAULT RIFLES. Return to index of stories...


MEAT PRICES-VO


ARE YOU EXPERIENCING STICKER SHOCK IN THE MEAT SECTION OF YOUR GROCERY STORE?

WE DID SOME DIGGING, AND FOUND U-S MEAT PRICES HAVE CLIMBED TO A 27-YEAR HIGH.

DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS HAVE FORCED RANCHERS TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THEIR CATTLE HERDS.

THAT ALONG WITH GROWING EXPORT DEMAND HAS CUT THE AMOUNT OF BEEF AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


PAY DRIVE-VO WIPE


HOW MUCH YOU PAY FOR CAR INSURANCE IS STILL LARGELY BASED ON A DRIVER'S AGE.

BUT A NEW WAY TO REDUCE INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR EVERYBODY IS GAINING POPULARITY.

A PROGRAM CALLED PAY AS YOU DRIVE IS PROVING TO BE AN INSURANCE EQUALIZER.

COMPANIES MONITOR YOUR DRIVING THROUGH A DEVICE YOU AGREE TO ATTACH TO YOUR CAR. THAT GIVES REAL-TIME INFO TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


PAY DRIVE-SOT VO


"They're looking at how you drive, how hard you hit the brakes, how many miles you drive. all of these things communicate to the insurance company whether you're a safe driver or not

ONLY ABOUT ONE-PERCENT OF THE DRIVING PUBLIC HAS SIGNED UP FOR A PAY AS YOU DRIVE PROGRAM.SAVING ON AVERAGE ABOUT 15 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


PAUSE FOR AHEAD AT 5:00 CLIP

POLICE SAY HE BROKE INTO A TEENAGER'S ROOM ON SANIBEL AND TOUCHED HIMSELF WHILE SHE WAS SLEEPING.

HERE'S A SKETCH OF THE SUSPECT.

TONIGHT -- NBC 2 IS TRACKING THE INVESTIGATION.

nats of homecoming

NBC 2 HELPS WELCOME A NAPLES SOLDIER BACK FROM AFGHANISTAN. Return to index of stories...


A) SANIBEL SUSPECT-NWSRM, VO


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B) SOLDIER SURPRISE-NATSVO


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BREAK SIX


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SOUTHWEST PASSENGER-TC VIDBOX


A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT ON ITS WAY FROM CHICAGO TO SACRAMENTO WAS FORCED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA.

GET THIS WITNESSES SAY A PASSENGER TRIED TO OPEN A DOOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLIGHT.

NBC'S NATALIE MORALES BRINGS US THE NEW REACTION. Return to index of stories...


SOUTHWEST PASSENGER-PKG


IT'S WHAT SO MANY TRAVELERS FEAR.A FELLOW PASSENGER. GETTING OUT OF CONTROL IN MID-AIR.

SOT: Andre Lascari/Passenger

all of a sudden we heard a woman scream way in the back/

WITNESSES SAY THEY HEARD FRANTIC YELLING ON SOUTHWEST FLIGHT 722 -- FROM CHICAGO TO SACRAMENTO WITH 139 PASSENGERS AND CREW ON BOARD

SOT: Andre Lascari/Passenger

/ we saw the stewardess rush to the back and it was all sorts of commotion

THAT COMMOTION WAS A MAN WAS TRYING TO OPEN THE REAR DOOR OF THE PLANE.

SOT: Lori Depalma/Passenger

I mean you just got that bad feeling that something wasn't going right, especially when a bunch of big guys got up immediately and jumped into the aisle and ran to the back of the plane.

ONE OF THOSE MEN - DR. SCOTT PORTER - FIRST THOUGHT IT WAS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. BUT SOON REALIZED: IT WAS A THREAT.

SOT - Dr. Scott Porter

we basically tackled the /I don't want to say gentleman, but the/ guy who was back there and then pinned him down/ he was going to do bad things to the plane so it was pretty scary

AIR MARSHALS RESTRAINED THE MAN FOR THE REST OF THE FLIGHT, THEN ESCORTED HIM OFF THE PLANE. -- AS THEY DROVE HIM AWAY - THOSE ON BOARD STARTED CLAPPING

SOT Natalie Lee

this is one time where i might sound a little sexist but I'm glad there were some burly men on the plane, because they really did what was great Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


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5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT


NEXT AT FIVE NBC2 IS LIVE WITH THE SEARCH FOR A MAN WHO'S TARGETING WOMEN -- SOME JUST TEENAGERS -- ON SANIBEL ISLAND.

HIS CRIME, ESCALATING FROM PEERING INTO WINDOWS TO ACTUALLY CREEPING INTO A GIRL'S BEDROOM WHILE SHE SLEPT.

PLUS A LOCAL SHERIFF SAYS HIS NEW JAIL IS GOING TO WASTE AND IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

WE'LL EXPLAIN NEXT AT FIVE. Return to index of stories...


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